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Want to Know How You Might Metabolize Your Meds? Get a DNA Test

The FDA approved a direct-to-consumer genetic test to provide information about a person’s ability to metabolize medications based on their genetic make-up.

By Diane Domina

Hot or Cold Brew, Which Coffee Is Healthier?

Researchers (and coffee drinkers) at Jefferson University in Pennsylvania conducted a study to analyze the health effects of hot coffee vs. cold-brew.

By Diane Domina

Could Appendectomy Protect You From Parkinson's?

People who’ve had their appendix removed appear to have a 20 percent lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease than those who haven’t had an appendectomy.

By Diane Domina

It’s Hard Cider Season: Watch Out for Extra Sugar

Hard cider labels are required to include the number of grams of sugar per serving, but they don't have to distinguish between natural and added sugars.

By Diane Domina

Is Your Shower Making You Sick?

Areas of the United States where certain bacteria are most prevalent in showerheads are the same areas where bacterial lung infections are most common.

By Diane Domina

Does Your Hair Dye Contain Harmful Lead?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken steps to remove lead acetate in hair coloring products amid safety concerns about lead exposure.

By Diane Domina

Just 3 Percent of Kids Get Enough Exercise, Researchers Say

A U.K. study suggests that only 1 in 30 children meet minimum physical activity guidelines of at least one hour (60 minutes) of moderate exercise per day.

By Diane Domina

The High Cost of Obesity in the U.S.

The overall economic impact of obesity in the United States has reached more than $1.7 trillion, largely due to lost productivity and direct health-care costs.

By Diane Domina

This Eye Scan Can 'See' Early Alzheimer's

Results of two studies suggest that an imaging procedure called optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) can detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

By Diane Domina

The Proven Benefits of Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

Home blood pressure readings of 130/80 mm Hg or above can be used to diagnose high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults, according to research.

By Diane Domina